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  • Marriage Monopoly

    A hidden camera investigation exposes a judge using her position to monopolize the wedding business in Indianapolis, which resulted in her resignation, sanctions against the judge, and new rules for the courts.
  • "Conviction", Dateline NBC

    This is a 10-year hidden camera investigation into a likely case of a wrongful conviction in New York City. Ultimately, our broadcast triggered the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to officially reopen and reinvestigate the case as part of its newly created “Conviction Integrity Unit.” Our investigation may also have led to the identity of the real murder suspect.
  • Conviction

    This is a 10-year hidden camera investigation into a likely case of a wrongful conviction in New York City. Ultimately, our broadcast triggered the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to officially reopen and reinvestigate the case as part of its newly created “Conviction Integrity Unit.” Our investigation may also have led to the identity of the real murder suspect. It was reported by Luke Russert.
  • Security Breach

    "From broken metal detectors to convicted felons carrying police badges and guns, WTTG-TV's hidden camera investigation of the DC Protective Service Police Department (DCPSD) showed how anyone armed with a weapon could easily slip through security inside District government buildings."
  • Court Officer Investigation

    A four month Inside Edition hidden camera investigation exposed a culture among New York State Court Officers where drinking on the job was a regular occurrence and appeared to be acceptable conduct as it went unchecked for many years.
  • Mall School

    A Team 4 hidden camera investigation exposed a system that allows disruptive students to get the same diploma as other children, even though they only have to put in half the number of hours. Many of the schools they attend are run by private non-profits that are not required to have certified teachers. The students only have to spend 15 hours a week in the classroom, which is about half as much as regular students. And when it's time to graduate, they get a diploma from their home high school, just like other students.
  • Pill Mills

    "In a hidden camera investigation, CBS News exposes how rogue pain clinics and fake doctors fuel the widespread abuse of prescription drugs."
  • Cruise Booze

    Serious crimes and even the deaths of passengers can occur in the alcohol-friendly environment of a cruise line. A hidden camera investigation shows that ships do not follow their own alcohol policies, make a large profit from sales, and do little to prevent alcohol abuse.
  • Scratch-off Kids

    This investigation showed 10- and 12-year-old children buying lottery tickets from vending machines in full view of employees at convenience stores, grocery stores and delis. The reporter confronted store managers and showed video evidence to the Maryland Lottery Commissioner, who stated that the videos could lead to investigations and fines. The state had never previously fined any stores for such violations.
  • Hotel Insecurity?

    Dateline's hidden camera investigation went around the country to explore thirty hotels, big and small. Dateline found that from the front desk to the bedroom door, hotels are often leaving clients at risk.